|Spotlight On Harvey Pekar - Mike Rhode|
"A trailblazing innovator in the history of comics, Harvey Pekar revolutionized comics with his brand of autobiographical, slice of life story. Join Pekar for an intimate conversation of his work, from the early days of American Splendor, collaborating with icons like R. Crumb and Frank Stack, up through becoming an icon himself with the film version of his opus." - from the SPX program booklet. Interviewed by Mike Rhode at the Small Press Expo.
Keywords: Harvey Pekar; comic books; graphic novels; autobiography; Small Press Expo
|Brave New Comic Strips - Mike Rhode|
Small Press Expo panel from September 12, 2010. The newspaper industry, long the home of American comicsâ first popular dedicated format, faces an existential crisis presented by the emergence and proliferation of digital media. Against all odds, artists interested in the daily strip format continue to produce work with an eye for print. Mike Rhode will discuss the present and the future of the newspaper comic strip with Marguerite Dabaie, Keith Knight, and Richard Thompson.
Keywords: comic strips; syndication; Keith Knight; Richard Thompson; Marguerite Dabaie; Small Press Expo; newspapers; syndication
|Visualizing American Splendor - Mike Rhode|
"VISUALIZING AMERICAN SPLENDOR - Harvey Pekar's American Splendor is a seminal series in comics history. Bridging the underground comix era and the contemporary graphic novel, while pioneering the autobiographical comics form, and branching off into media, American Splendor enjoys a unique place in both the culture of comics, and the literary world at large. Along the way Pekar has worked with a tremendous body of artists to bring his life stories to light...
Keywords: Harvey Pekar; comic books; graphic novels; autobiography; Small Press Expo; Dean Haspiel; Josh Neufeld; Ed Piskor; Joyce Brabner